St. Amant couple moves into new trailer thanks to community donations after losing home in ’16 flooding

St. Amant couple moves into new trailer thanks to community donations after losing home in ’16 flooding
(Source: WAFB)

ST. AMANT, La. (WAFB) - The community recently stepped up to help a couple in desperate need. They were nearly homeless after the 2016 flood. The couple has now moved into a brand new home, made possible by people’s generosity.

Family moves into brand new home for first time after devastating August 2016 flood

A couple in St. Amant who had been living under their carport since the 2016 flood has now moved into a brand new trailer thanks to donations from the community.

“Oh God, perfect! Oh my God! He is going to love it!” exclaimed Verna Bourgeois as she walked into her new home for the first time.

Verna Bourgeois
Verna Bourgeois (Source: WAFB)

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“The thought of them not being in that mold. We ripped that out today. It was unimaginable. I can’t believe they were there for that long, and next month will be three years. To know that they’re gonna’ be healthy and they’re gonna’ be happy. They have a new start and new things,” said Brandi Brignac, who helped the couple move into their new home.

Brandi Brignac
Brandi Brignac (Source: WAFB)

A non-profit organization formed from all this. It’s called Boots of Hope 4:13.

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